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dys·pho·ni·a

 (dĭs-fō′nē-ə)
n.
Difficulty in speaking, usually evidenced by hoarseness.

[New Latin : dys- + Greek -phōniā, -phony.]

dys·phon′ic (-fŏn′ĭk) adj.
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dysphonia

(dɪsˈfəʊnɪə)
n
(Pathology) any impairment in the ability to speak normally, as from spasm or strain of the vocal cords
[C18: New Latin, from Greek: harshness of sound, from dys- + -phōnia -phony]
dysphonic adj
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dys•pho•ni•a

(dɪsˈfoʊ ni ə)

n.
any disturbance of normal vocal function.
[1700–10; < Greek dysphōnía roughness of sound =dys- dys- + phōn(ḗ) sound, voice + -ia -ia]
dys•phon′ic (-ˈfɒn ɪk) adj.
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dysphonia

speech problems resulting from damage to or malformation of the speech organs.
See also: Speech
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dysphonia - speech disorder attributable to a disorder of phonation
defect of speech, speech defect, speech disorder - a disorder of oral speech
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Translations

dys·pho·ni·a

n. disfonía, ronquera.
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